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December 15, 2010

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P��� 2 QIA with “The Westernaires” 7-10pm • $2 donation DANCES Sat. Nights Craft Fair 1st Sat. of every month! Daily Activities! 928-927-6325 235 E. Ironwood St., Quartzsite Food Bank needs donations Quartzsite food Tues. & Thurs. 8-noon. North of Senior Center, on Moon Mt. Rd. Drop off $$ and canned READER’S OASIS BOOKS 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 Main Street Trading Post INDIAN ARTIFACTS & JEWELRY Sterling Silver Jewelry 50% OFF! NEW! Rough Rock & Slabs! Huge Selection! INFANT THRU ADULT Beads Findings Horse Hair Pottery 1170 W. Main (across from Pilot) PO Box 4028, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 928-927-3200 ���.D�����M��������.��� DESERT MESSENGER IS A PROUD MEMBER OF “A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.” -Winnie the Pooh The holidays are a wonderful time of year! This year, the Winter Solstice, Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse all occur on December 21. This is a very special time for Quartzsite, for indigenous elders are coming to the Condor and Eagle Summit in our Sonoran Desert. This three day event will bring together people from all around the globe to pray, sharing ideas on sustainability, and supporting our youth and elders. The Inca Prophecy says, “When the Eagle once again flies with the Con- dor, a lasting peace will reign in the Americas and will spread throughout the world to unite humanity.” The Condor People are the Inca, The Mayan and other Indian Tribes of the South. The Eagle People are the Indian Tribes of the USA, Canada, and other Indian Tribes of the North. In a recent message to Quartzsite from Amautha Tahuiro Wamankanki, of Peru, he said, “Greetings to my Brothers and Sisters in the Eagle Nation. Blessed is the Nation that has young people thirsty for knowledge and wisdom. Blessed is the Nation that has Elders who empower, guide and orientate their young people.” He asks us also to protect D������� 15, 2010 Editorial BY SHANANA “RAIN” GOLDEN-BEAR our Elders. Jim Wheatley Standing Bear, of Oklahoma, and Gisele Gianella, of Peru, are the orga- nizers. To learn more, visit http://on.fb. me/f4dm6O, or Google Condors and Eagles Summit. Quartzsite has its own gathering of elders each year; they’re known as “snowbirds”. Just listen to their words of wisdom, hear the hope for the future, and their love of life. Quartzsite is known for many things; swap meets, beautiful winter weather, “the Gath- ering Place”, the “put it on your bucket list”, friendly people, vendors, social connections, music jams, entertainment, more RV parks per capita than anywhere, thousands of acres of Sonoran Desert camping, incredible ATV trail rides, tons of rocks for sale or rock- hounding, rich history of colorful characters, gold mining, creativity of RVers, and lots of Snowbirds! The next time you’re visiting with an “elder”, listen for how they teach, through sharing of stories. Welcome to our visitors from the north and the now from the south; Snowbirds, Eagles and Condors! May the stories of this special season bring you health and happiness. Covenant Lutheran Church has opened its heart again to help families and especially seniors have a Merry Christmas this year. It was suggested by one of our local fire- man that we include seniors in our outreach program for December. In an attempt to provide items that were really needed, Carol Kelly of the Food Bank and Senior Center provided us with a list of names and items needed for the seniors.We are also taking food items and children’s things as well. Some of the suggested items were diapers and baby food, food items, sweaters and clothing for both young and old, stocking stuffers for both young and old . If you would like to help us with our gifting program please drop off your items at the church hall on Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 Noon. Our ladies are always there quilting and making lap robes. Church is located on Cowell Street behind the Chevron Station. Thank you. COVENANT LUTHERAN’S ANGEL TREE D����� M�������� Founded by Walt Akin, October 1, 2004 Contributing Writer, Joanne Winer Quartzsite‛s FREE Community Paper Name Plate Lettering by Paul Winer PUBLISHED BY PILOT ROCK PUBLISHING CO. P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 • E-mail: Published twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Sept. - May, 1st Wed. in June, July & August Opinions expressed are not necessary those of the Desert Messenger. Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear, Publisher Copyright © 2010 928-785-7204, 541-218-2560 Contributing Photographer, Starr BearCat

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